Madison Commons Media Digest, June 6, 2021

COVID-19

Dane County lifts mask mandate, other COVID-19 restrictions, Briana Reilly, Capital Times, June 2. Madison and Dane County

Some Dane County employees petition for hybrid work policy, Abigail Becker, CT, June 4. Dane County Board recognizes Juneteenth, David Dahmer, Madison365, June 4; Madison Juneteenth celebration set with series of online programming, limited in-person events, Shanzeh Ahmad, Wisconsin State Journal, June 1. Community

Madison, community group, may create 'all wheel spots' for skateboards, bikes, and more, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, June 6. Madison organization looks to build 'library' of bikes for differently abled riders, Nicholas Garton, CT, June 6.

Madison Commons Media Digest, May 30, 2021

Top Stories

Madison's Bus Rapid Transit project recommended for $80 million in federal funding, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, May 28; Madison commission picks station design for planned Bus Rapid Transit, Chris Rickert, Wisconsin State Journal, May 27. Madison and Dane County

Madison residents organize against zoning changes, Nicholas Garton, CT, May 29. Madison projects $18 million budget shortfall for 2022, Dean Mosiman and Emily Hamer, WSJ, May 25. Sheriff Kalvin Barrett announces bid for election to full term, Madison365, May 24. Community

Ricardo Marroquin brings the books, Chris Rickert, WSJ, May 29.

Madison Commons Media Digest, May 23, 2021

COVID-19

No masks required in state buildings starting June 1, Riley Vetterkind, Wisconsin State Journal, May 21. 24% of Dane County 12-15-year-olds have first COVID-19 shot just one week after becoming eligible, Chris Rickert, WSJ, May 20. Dane County plans to end mask mandate, other COVID restrictions on June 2, Briana Reilly, Capital Times, May 18. CDC-led study finds little evidence of UW-Madison dorm outbreak fueling community spread, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, May 17. Madison and Dane County

Efforts to remake policing in Madison in the year since George Floyd killing have been uneven, WSJ Staff, May 23.

Madison Commons Media Digest, May 16, 2021

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Dane County No. 1 in COVID-19 vaccinations among large U.S. counties, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, May 16. COVID-19

Gov. Tony Evers opposes Ohio-style lottery to promote vaccinations, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, May 14. Dane County mask order remains in effect as officials review new CDC guidance, Abigail Becker and Briana Reilly, Capital Times, May 13. Pandemic caused 'crisis boiling point' for those seeking mental health help, Abigail Becker, CT, May 12.

Madison Commons Media Digest, May 9, 2021

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Madison Common Council one vote short of establishing men's homeless shelter, Kate Morton, Madison Commons, May 5. COVID-19

In Wisconsin, next vaccination phase includes more walk-ins, employer-based clinics, Steven Elbow, Capital Times, May 5. COVID-19 vaccine supply tops demand in Wisconsin, with 'herd immunity' distant, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, May 5. Dane County judge sides with public health department on setting COVID-19 restrictions, Chris Rickert, WSJ, May 4. Madison and Dane County

Dane County Board approves clearing $150,000 in jail inmate debt, Logan Wroge, WSJ, May 7.

Madison Commons Media Digest, May 2, 2021

Top Stories

DNR issues red flag fire warning for Dane County, Shelby Evans, Channel3000, May 1. COVID-19

Dane County officials: Restaurant, tavern capacity to increase to 75%, indoor gatherings can grow, Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, April 30. Goodman Community Center, African American Health Network part to bring education, vaccines to Black community, David Dahmer, Madison365, April 30. Johnson & Johnson vaccine back in action in Wisconsin, Steven Elbow, Capital Times, April 28. Just 0.03 percent of fully vaccinated in Wisconsin have gotten COVID-19, state says, David Wahlberg, WSJ, April 28.

Madison Commons Media Digest, April 25, 2021

COVID-19

Federal COVID aid to Wisconsin state, local governments nears $20 billion, Mitchell Schmidt, Wisconsin State Journal, April 23. Wisconsin rolls out new VaccineFinder site to make it easier to find a shot, Steven Elbow, Capital Times, April 22. Alliant vaccinators find giving shots a 'happy' 'hopeful' experience, Scott Girard, CT, April 18. Madison and Dane County

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi pushes committee to act on $15M in small business grants, Abigail Becker, CT, April 24. Dane County creates task force to address 'huge pockets' of no internet in rural areas, Emily Hamer, WSJ, April 23.

AccessiMingos aim to make the beautiful game accessible to all

“When you have a visible disability, you’re sort of an advocate whether you want to be or not,” says AccessiMingos cofounder Bill Shultz. “That doesn’t change when we’re at the games being soccer supporters. We love Forward Madison. We want people with disabilities to be able to support Forward Madison.”